NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.4 beta-2

NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.4 beta-2

Postby hbuhrmester » 18.05.2021, 22:14

NEWS for the Linux download scripts, version 2.4 (beta-2)

Release date: 2021-05-18
Development branch: master
Supported version: WSUS Offline Update, Community Edition 12.5 (b69)

This is the second beta version of the Linux download scripts, version 2.4, to keep up with the changes in WSUS Offline Update, Community Edition 12.5 (b69).

New features

Download of Microsoft Edge (Chromium)

The installation files for Microsoft Edge (Chromium) are now downloaded.

This requires the additional tools jq, base64 and one of hexdump, od or xxd.

  • The command jq is used to parse JSON files. It is installed with the package jq.
  • base64 is part of the GNU core utilities (coreutils), which should already be installed in common Linux distributions. The FreeBSD base64 should work as well.
  • hexdump is a BSD utility, which is widely available in Linux. In Debian systems, it is installed with the packages bsdmainutils or bsdextrautils. The bsdmainutils are automatically installed in Debian 10 Buster.
  • od is also part of the GNU core utilities and serves as a fallback for Linux, if hexdump is not available. The BSD od is not fully compatible, because it doesn't have the option -w to set the output width. (Line feeds could also be removed with tr).
  • xxd is installed with the package xxd on Debian, but it may not be available elsewhere.

Usually, you only need to install jq.

If these tools are not found, then the download of Microsoft Edge (Chromium) will be disabled, but other downloads should proceed as before.

The new script msedge-downloads.bash currently produces a lot of debugging output. This is a bit messy, but could be useful to find existing bugs. After some more testing, the debugging output will be disabled.

Internal changes

  • Windows 8.1 April and November 2014 Updates will now be excluded correctly from the calculation of superseded updates



Downloads

The download links for this version are:


Link for the online check at VirusTotal. Note, that the URL includes the SHA-256 hash of the archive:


The hashes for the archive linux-scripts-2.4-b2.tgz are:
Code: Select all
MD5      d933074b0447ffcc69ea91f05cb6d497
SHA-1    3e777c90edabae03b5e7ce77248ffd75a8fd6320
SHA-256  35a0a1e578ea6804dd796cc89812b1a33dc2c856b5b4abe5c6adb9d31bbc3400




Further Reading

The first three posts in the original topic A complete rewrite of the Linux scripts are still being updated, to point to the latest version:

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Re: NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.4 beta-2

Postby Rush » 19.05.2021, 15:25

Danke für deine Arbeit :)
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Re: NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.4 beta-2

Postby aker » 20.05.2021, 00:01

Habe ich drin.
Danke
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Re: NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.4 beta-2

Postby aker » 26.05.2021, 00:06

@hbuhrmester
MS macht mich mit den kleineren und größeren Updates langsam kirre.
Im zuge des Commits, der Support für die 21H1 hinzufügt, werde ich den Download auf die "Main"-Builds beschränken (also 19041 für 2004, 20H2 und 21H1), da mir der Wartungsaufwand sonst einfach zu groß wird.

Alle ExcludeList-w100-xxxx.txt werden dann anhand der Build-ID (10240, 14393, ...) anstatt der angezeigten Version (1507, 1607, ...) zusammengefasst. Auch werde ich die StaticSownloadLinks-w100-*.txt um entsprechende Build-abhängige Textdateien erweitern.
Um ein möglichst glattes Upgrade mit zügigem Release von 12.5/11.9.8 hinzubekommen, könntest Du die Linux-Skripte dahingehend schon einmal vorbereiten?

Es wäre
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Re: NEWS for Linux download scripts, version 2.4 beta-2

Postby aker » 28.05.2021, 18:25

Der Download-Anteil ist jetzt entsprechend umgeschrieben.
In einem schnellen Quervergleich gibt es auch keine Differenzen der heruntergeladenen Dateien.
Installation muss noch getestet werden. Für den Umbau der Linux-Skripte sollte dieser Anteil aber erst einmal reichen.

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